Shelter find a child becomes homeless every 8 minutes

A new report by the charity Shelter has found out that a child becomes homeless in Britain every 8 minutes – this equates to 183 children a day and enough to fill 2 double decker buses. 

Homelessness is at its highest rate since 2006 with the number of homeless children in temporary accommodation up by 51% in the last 5 years.

Temporary accommodation is classed as hostels and emergency B&Bs and has not had the best reputation for being secure, private or comfortable.

Last year the government announced it wanted to end homelessness in England by 2027 and the charity Shelter is calling on all political parties to make housing a top priority on the domestic agenda. Read more from Shelter here. 

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